Lunch & Learn: Patents 101 – Considerations for Startups

October 11, 2016
October 11, 2016 12:00 PM
1:30 pm
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Patents can add value to your company. But when you should pursue patent protection? Where should you pursue patent protection? What should you patent? And most importantly, how do you pursue patent protection?
The answer to each of these questions is different for each company. This lunch and learn will provide a number of “rules of thumb” to help you answer these questions for yourselves and your own company. This lunch and learn will also provide an overview of the process for obtaining a patent.
Key Takeaways:

  • Different types of patents available.
  • When to decide whether to pursue patent protection.
  • How to decide what to patent.

About the Speaker:


John Lyon is a senior associate at Thomas Horstemeyer, LLP, an intellectual property boutique law firm. John’s practice areas include patents, trademarks, and open source license compliance. Although he John adds value for a wide variety of companies, his favorite clients are the smaller companies, startups, and solo inventors. If you ask John how he got to where he is today, his answer will be “the scenic route.”